Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day

So often, those who fall 
flame brightest just before the fall;
so, too, brave souls whose loss 

of limb, or heart, or life in war 
burned bright, and oh, so beautiful
in their new uniforms, as we can see
in photos hanging still 

on the walls of the bereft.
Mothers, fathers, wives and children,
sisters, brothers, friends -- 

all troubled hearts: we grieve with you 
today and every day.

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